Photo by Mathias P.R. Reding on Unsplash In this time turning beyond MidWinter, I can now sense the waxing energies of Imbolg and the transformation it brings. I embrace the Earth and she embraces me. I hear her wisdom resonating all around me, teaching me, showing me how to begin again, and how to emerge… Continue reading Teachings are hidden in every leaf and rock
Photo by Mads Schmidt Rasmussen on Unsplash My soul work theme for this lunar month is awareness and I am bringing that into my daily meditations and journeys, exploring different aspects. Today I am raising awareness to liminal places, such as the nearby riverside and oceanside where Land meets Sea and Sky. But you don’t have to travel far… Continue reading MoonDay Musing: Awareness in liminal spaces
Image by StockSnap on Pixabay Who are The Ancestors? “If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.”— Thich Nhat… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Who are the Ancestors?
I have two books that I turn to regularly, pictured below, for seeking some wisdom for the day: Embers: One Ojibway's Meditations by Richard Wagamese and Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O’Donohue. I open a book and a page at random, then scan the page for something — a word, a… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: What did I really see this day?
Just a few weeks ago in the Northern Hemisphere, we began Lúnasa season, while those in the Southern Hemisphere began its waxing counterpart and complement, Imbolg. How are these seasons manifesting for you, and in your locale? At this time of year I normally begin to feel the shift of energies from the Fire… Continue reading Water Wisdom for Autumn
Wendell Berry — in “The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture” — shared his thoughts on a holistic approach to healing (yes!). For me, his words also remind us that we are not separate from our fellow creatures and plants, nor are we superior. When we recognize we are equals, partners, companions, we can be… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: intricate companionships
View or purchase the prints on Lucy Campbell's website Years ago, I read the inspiring words below from Clarissa Pinkola Estés. I saw then again today, and had to share. Today, her words particularly inspired me as I have recently started learning how to draw and paint, skills I have neglected most of my life… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Catching up to what you are
One of my favourite places in Vancouver is Kitsilano Pool, nestled beside English Bay with a spectacular view of the North Shore mountains and the city's West End. This weekend — the Victoria Day long weekend — the pool opened for the summer, albeit with very strict COVID protocols in place. Our first swim was… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: make it a good day
Oak leaves unfurling The March equinox — vernal or autumnal depending on your locale — is a catalyst for a different relationship between Father Sun and Mama Earth, as the sun’s position shifts in the sky. And it is a catalyst for us too, as we explore how the Equinox manifests in our locale. At… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Spring Awakening
Guides and allies are revealed to us in different ways and in many forms. Amongst my allies are spirits, ancestors, stones, animals, plants and trees. One of my teachers connected to a mountain for guidance. I often find guidance in my relationship with trees, which some indigenous folks call the Standing People. I am fortunate… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Tree Allies